Can Meatballs and Spinach REALLY be a breakfast? We are so used to breakfast being classified as cereals, toast, yogurt, croissants, egg, bacon etc. However, the food that you consume should be packed full of nutrients and it should fill you up until the next meal. Sadly most of the cereals and even the muesli/granola’s/spreads you find on the shop shelves are packed full of preservatives and sugar.

YES, you can eat meatballs and spinach for breakfast!!! It will be a bit of a mental shift, but you will feel like your best self and you will definetly be full until lunch time! Don’t knock it until you have tried it :)


Meatballs – 

  • 340 grams beef mince
  • 340 grams pork mince
  • 1/4 medium onion, grated (aprox. 1/8 cup)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp dried basil
  • 1/8 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/8 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil + more for coating
  • 600 grams of good quality tomato sauce (if you want sugar free then you will need to make your own)
  • Sea salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste

Spinach –

  • 250 grams baby spinach
  • 1 tbsp cooking fat
  • Sea salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • In a large sized pan heat cooking fat over medium heat.
  • Add spinach and stir occasionally until spinach is wilted.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper and stir once again.
  • Remove from stove and toss with meatballs and sauce.

*Quantities: This meal will either make enough meatballs for 2 meals for 2 or 1 meal for 4 people.  

*To save time in the morning, you can make the meatballs the night before for dinner and have the leftovers for breakfast and make the spinach fresh.



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Written by Stephanie Lisa Joyce

Hello, I am Steph, and I am the owner of The Rolling Pin, a food blog which is designed to inspire YOU to either keep getting creative in the kitchen or to help you to start getting creative in the kitchen.